Lawsuit: TN school officials refused to report repeated rapes of 12-year-old boy
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – A family has sued Brentwood Academy for $30 million, alleging failure to act after the repeated rape and sexual assault of a 12-year-old student.
A mother filed the lawsuit on behalf of her son. It stated that the victim, her son, was 11 and 12 years old when he was in the sixth grade during the 2014-2015 school year.
During that same year, according to the lawsuit, three or four male students who were in the eighth grade, ages 14 and 15 years old, allegedly committed the sexual assault acts.
The mother claimed in the lawsuit that numerous people did not act when they learned about what was allegedly taking place.
The lawsuit stated ten counts, including negligence, negligent supervision and/or retention, negligent infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, inducement to breach of contract, inducement to breach an express contract of confidentiality, inducement to breach an implied contract of confidentiality, breach of contract, failure to comply with Tennessee code/mandatory child abuse reports, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
This lawsuit bears similarity to a federal suit filed by two former freshman basketball players at Ooltewah High School in Chattanooga.
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